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We’re gearing up for Halloween here at News From the Crypt, and are looking at a slew of horror re-releases hitting Blu-ray this October.
Horror Guy Keenan takes a look at Halloween III: Season of the Witch‘s new Blu-ray release from Scream Factory, Tex riff’s on The Moth Man and ParaNorman. And we all take a look at some shows we went to in the past month including Fan Expo and Dragon*Con. Listen up for your chance to win some Blu-rays too! IT’S A MONSTER MASH!
During our recent exclusive chat with Patrick Lussier to discuss the release of his latest film, the Nicolas Cage vehicle Drive Angry 3D, we simply couldn’t let the MBV3D director go without first asking for an update – any update – on Halloween 3-D, which has seemingly gotten this close to production several times in the past before being put squarely on the Weinsteins’ back-burner once again. Interestingly, Lussier seems to think that the studio’s laser-focus on the make-or-break release of Scream 4 may be part of the reason for that.
“Yeah, well, [we've got] the ['H3'] script sitting there,” said Lussier. “We would make that in a hearbeat…[The Weinsteins'] focus has shifted onto ‘Hellraiser’, and they obviously want to focus on ‘Scream 4′…[their] sort of “slasher mind” is probably very, very focused on that film and the release of that film. So I can’t really speak for them, you know?”
In other words, the Weinsteins are only able (willing?) to focus on reviving one slasher franchise at a time.
“I wish I had more to tell you,” offered Lussier, obviously passionate about the project. “I know Todd and I would love to shoot that, love to shoot the script [that was] so much fun to write and delve into that Carpenter world.”
Notice he said that “Carpenter” world, not that “Zombie” world. For lack of any other ray of hope to really latch onto, that’s gonna have to be enough to keep old school-oriented Halloween fans satisfied for the moment. Let’s hope once Scream 4 comes out we’ll see more movement on this.
In the same interview where Drive Angry and My Bloody Valentine director Patrick Lussier talks about the forthcoming Hellraiser reboot, he also briefly discusses the status of Halloween III 3D – lots of waiting: “You’d really have to ask Dimension Films and Bob Weinstein,” he tells Moviefone. “We were very excited about the script we wrote. Malek Akkad was very excited about the script we wrote. We loved Malek and we’d love to make the movie with him, but that’s up to the grown-ups who are above our pay grade, so who knows. I am frequently surprised by whatever happens next.” Todd Farmer penned the script that would have brought Michael Myers back to theaters this past August.